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Search for Olympians comes to Prince George

Are you the next Alyx Treasure or Denny Morrison?

If you are thinking the Olympic games are in your future, you can test your mettle this weekend at the Northern Sport Centre.

RBC Training Ground – the Canadian Olympic Committee’s (COC) program to bring new and undiscovered athletes into Canada’s Olympic talent pool, will be looking at local athletes on Saturday, January 21.

RBC Training Ground gives local athletes – no matter what sport they are involved in – the chance to test their strength, speed and endurance in front of officials from 11 Olympic sports,and earn ‘Future Olympian’ funding from RBC

Local athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are encouraged to sign up in advance at rbctrainingground.ca. At the event they will perform speed, power, strength and endurance benchmark tests in front of officials from the Canadian Olympic Committee and 11 national sport organizations in the hopes of being discovered and directed toward an Olympic sport.

RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding programdesigned to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.

Organizers expect about 100  local athletes, from a wide range of traditional and non-traditional sports, will attend.

Local Olympian mentors, including two-time Olympic rower and B.C. native Will Dean will be in attendance.

In addition, officials from national sports organizations including Cycling Canada, Rugby Canada, Athletics Canada, Canoe Kayak Canada, Rowing Canada, Bobsleigh Canada, Alpine Canada, Judo Canada, Triathlon Canada and Water Polo Canada – searching for hidden gems and potential cross-over talent.

It will all take place at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre on Saturday. Sign up in advance at rbctrainingground.ca

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